Born in Fürstenau in North West Germany, Tebbenhoff came to England as a student and studied Ceramics at the Sir John Cass School of Art. She lives and works in London.
Inspired by process, Tebbenhoff is fascinated by the way objects of beauty and intrigue can emerge from industrial processes like cutting and welding steel. She often casts in bronze and more recently has started to carve in the marble studios near Carrara.
“The concerns are similar, whichever material I use: balancing opposing forces and creating new harmonies. I find inspiration in the natural world around me and in astronomical space.”
Her work has evolved from earlier, geometric pieces towards freer, more expressive forms, often in bright colours, which investigate her current preoccupation with light, space and the origin of matter.
Tebbenhoff works on a variety of scales and for public commissions which include the Library of Leicester University and the Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood.